THINKING OF OSCAR #TOO500
JOIN US AS WE CYCLE 500 MILES OVER 5 DAYS TO RAISE £500,000.
Funds raised will enable a number of Children’s Hospitals across the UK to embark on first of a kind, innovative projects focused on child health and well-being .
From Wednesday June 12th to Sunday June 16th 2019 we will be cycling 500 miles, over 5 days, visiting 5 of the top Children’s Hospitals in England. The goal of the event is two-fold; Firstly, we are aiming to raise £500,000 to create an ‘Innovation Fund’ which will enable the hospitals involved to conduct multiple first of a kind projects focused on improving child health and well being. Secondly, we wish to raise the profile of the need for greater funding and focus on children’s health in a largely adult centric world. It is no coincidence that this event also marks the 5th Anniversary of Oscar's death.
The route will start at the Oxford Children's Hospital and end back in Oxford going via Birmingham Children's Hospital, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
We are delighted to say that each of the 6 Children's Hospitals have confirmed their participation and are excited to be involved. Our ambition is to get as many riders as possible taking part over the 5 days. Should you wish to join us for the whole ride or just for one or two days, there will be an opportunity for everyone to join in.
"Thinking of Oscar are a charity determined to make a real impact on child health. Not content with helping just to implement new innovation they are driving the search FOR new innovation. They're creating networks for hospitals to develop new ideas and techniques for improving how children are cared for and fostering collaborations that will open the way for new technologies and approaches to healthcare delivery."
Dr Damian Roland, Consultant Emergency Paeditrician
Leicester Children's Hospital